Friday, January 17, 2014

Call for Open Society Fellowship Applications

The Open Society Fellowship program is looking for innovative thinkers from around the world - scholars, journalists, activists, policy experts and others - who work on issues of human rights, international migration, criminal justice reform, economic governance and development, citizen empowerment and participation, access to justice and information, and other areas of interest to OSF.

Fellows' projects may include books, articles, online media, efforts to seed new campaigns and organizations as well as more culturally-driven products. A Fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and expect to contribute meaningfully to OSF's thinking in return.

The call for applications deadline is February 3rd, 2014 with a slight flexibility for extenuating circumstances.

For more details on guidelines and eligibility criteria, and a list of current fellows visit OSF’s Fellowship website. All interested applicants are highly encouraged to spend time reviewing the Guidelines and Tips for a Robust Proposal as well as the profiles of successful applicants to the Open Society Fellowship. Should an applicant be unsure of whether their project is a suitable fit for the Fellowship they are welcome to submit a 2 page concept note accompanied with their CV to Concept notes should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the application deadline.

Please note:

• The Fellowship does not fund programs of study or dissertation research. The Fellowship also does not fund projects meant for more than one individual or work within a currently existing organization.

• Due to current OSF operations, OSF Fellows must be professionally fluent in English (e.g. able to give presentations and submit reports).


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